Risk of spread of coronavirus falls from high to moderate

02.12.2021 | 13:07

Stenbock House, 2 December 2021 – At a cabinet meeting, the members of the government have taken under advisement that the key indicators of the spread of coronavirus have fallen and that the level of risk of the spread of the virus in Estonia is now moderate.
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At present, the main indicators of the risk of the spread of coronavirus in Estonia are falling and have been at the yellow or moderate level since Sunday. Both the seven-day average number of COVID-19 infections (which is currently 544) and the number of new hospitalisations (which is 24) have fallen. The seven-day average number of deaths is 4.7, and there are 23 patients on ventilators. The infection rate of people over the age of 60 is also falling, currently standing at 90.4. A total of 69.31% of the adult population is fully vaccinated. For more detailed coronavirus data, see https://www.terviseamet.ee/en/coronavirus/coronavirus-dataset.

The moderate risk level still requires people to wear masks in indoor public spaces, keep their distance from others and use disinfectants. Taking a rapid test is strongly recommended before meeting with anyone who is a member of a risk group. Even those with mild symptoms should stay at home and take a rapid test, consulting a doctor and self-isolating if the test proves positive. In public spaces subject to checks, a COVID certificate must be presented. More instructions pertaining to the risk level can be found online at https://kriis.ee/en/crisis-management-qa/crisis-management/levels-risk.

Vaccination provides effective protection against falling seriously ill or being hospitalised with COVID. Anyone who received their second dose of vaccine at least six months ago is recommended to get a booster shot. To consult a specialist regarding vaccination, contact your family doctor or call the medical advice hotline on 1220. Information about vaccination hubs is available by calling 1247 or online at vaktsineeri.ee.

Government Communication Unit